Mahle Filter Systems (India) Ltd, a leading manufacturer and exporter of automotive filters in India has announced the inauguration of Unit II of its plant in Parwanoo. The new plant, Parwanoo Unit - II caters to a new product range utilising enhanced technology to service the requirement of MFSI’s existing and new customers like Ashok Leyland, Tata Motors, M&M, GM, Bosch etc.. It will also cater to the requirements of the replacement market in India and for exports.
On the occasion, K.C. Anand, Member, Deep C Anand Foundation, Anand Automotive Group highlighted, “At the initial stage, the 45th plant of Anand Group will generate direct and indirect employment for more than 150 people and increased production in future will result in further job opportunities. This project once again demonstrates the Group’s commitment towards the state of Himachal Pradesh, particularly Parwanoo, where it has manufacturing facilities since1976.”
Mahle Filter Systems India, a joint venture between Mahle Group of Germany and Anand, earlier known as Purolator India Limited, was established in 1966 to manufacture an extensive range of Air, Oil, Fuel and Hydraulic filters for application in the Automotive, Railway, Aviation and Earthmoving industries both for OEMs and Aftermarket.
“The plant went into production on March 19, 2010 and will generate annual revenue of Rs 25 crore this year. The proposed installed capacity of the plant is expected to be 22 million filters per annum”, said Sunil Nair, COO, Mahle Filter Systems.
K.C. Anand said, “Anand is among India’s leading manufacturers of automotive systems and components with a record for supplying virtually every vehicle and engine manufacturer in the country. With the largest range of automotive components, the Group recorded a sales turnover of USD 700 Million in 2009, with a target to achieve $ 2 billion by 2014. Anand Automotive Group has an investment plan of Rs. 1,300-1500 crore for the next five years for new plants and new joint ventures in the automotive sector and capacity building in existing plants.”
K.C. Anand expressed, “Anand firmly believes that a successful business is substantially about people and its dedicated workforce of 8000 people as its most valued asset. Anand targets to achieve employee strength of 13000 in 2014”
The new plant of Mahle at Parwanoo will manufacture the PU Moulded filter elements, Ecological Plastic Embedded filter elements, Lube Oil spin-on filters with new crimping design, and high technology air management products. The process in the plant will include Poly-urethane moulded elements, filter paper embedment into plastic and felt media, crimping process for sheet metal parts.